Project Manager (Transport Partnerships) – Ref: D/I6v

Grade K £36,316 per annum - Location – A blend of working from home/ Leeds City Centre office with occasional work in West Yorkshire District Partner offices - Full Time (37 hours a week) & Permanent - Closing Date – 31 October 2021

Project Manager (Transport Partnerships)

Grade K - £36,316 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Closing date 31 October 2021

At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority we bring together local councils and businesses through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), that ensures that our work meets the needs of employers and residents so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the Transport Partnerships team in the Delivery Directorate of the Combined Authority.

The Combined Authority is shaping transport in the region and we are looking for Project Managers who have experience in capital projects and project management expertise to help work with our District Partners to deliver these exciting plans.

The role will be a mix of working from home and our newly refurbished Leeds City Centre office with occasional travel to the West Yorkshire district partner offices for meetings or to work from their office. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing project management leadership to major infrastructure transport schemes to improve transport across West Yorkshire.

You will work with a wide range of stakeholders including senior managers, Members, developers and infrastructure providers to coordinate, assist and deliver projects and lead on the design, organising and attending public consultation / exhibitions to seek stakeholder consensus on projects.

The role will also include some support for business case writing, appraisal of business cases and progression through the West Yorkshire business case framework for transport schemes.

A fully funded travel MCard (Zones 1-5) which allows free bus and rail travel throughout West Yorkshire is a benefit as part of this role, though there is a current review of terms and conditions which is reviewing this benefit.

Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

We are looking for candidates with a project management background who are proactive, with excellent communication skills and an ability to build strong partnership relationships.

We are looking for talented people to join our ambitious, creative and highly collaborative team. It may be your next step up into a Project Management role, or you may be looking for a new and exciting project as an existing Project Manager to move into.

Although not essential, it is desirable that the postholder’s have a good understanding of highway, transport and links with town centre regeneration principles and practices, however, experience in other infrastructure projects is acceptable. A proven ability to apply project management principles and techniques to a wide range of projects or programmes including financial management of projects/programmes is essential.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 31 October 2021.

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.